Why plants die
THERE are a few basic reasons why your plants are dying or have died.
Not enough water, where your potting mix or soil gets really dry, even though you water it.
This can be fixed with some mulch and a soil wetter such as Penetraide.
Too much water is the biggest killer of plants, as plants don’t drink water; they absorb moisture.
The leaves will droop, so we water the plant, the leaves droop some more, so we water them again, we often continue this until the plant dies.
Another reason is not enough nutrition to keep the plant alive.
Plants are like animals, we need to feed them with the correct fertiliser, (a little bit regularly), and this will assist in keeping them healthy.
Not enough or too much sunlight.
All plants need some sunlight, some plants are shade loving, but the majority love at least six hours of sunlight per day.
Indoor plants can die from being to close to the heater or air conditioner, so position your plants away from these areas.
A harsh, windy position can dry out and kill your plants, although some plants have adapted to handle this type of environment.
Pests and diseases can be a problem.
They take what they need from your plant for them to survive. As they do this, they slowly kill your plant.
And then of course, plants can die of old age, some plants live for hundreds of years, and some such as your vegies may only live for a few months.
TAKE CARE: Plants can die if not watered and fertilised properly.